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Central Coast Animal Care Facility barking up the right tree

The animals at the Central Coast’s leading animal welfare centre, the Central Coast Animal Care Facility, will be howling with joy after winning the April round of Greater Bank’s #GreaterCentralCoast community funding round.

The anti-animal euthanasia group is delighted to have received the $2000 grant for winning this month’s public vote. Runners-up, Wyong District Museum & Historical Society and CC365 Central Coast all year round were both awarded $500.

Founded in July 2016, the service is dedicated to saving and rehoming animals of all shapes and sizes, ensuring all dogs are given a second chance at enjoying a greater life. The centre is based in Erina and staffed by a group of expert volunteers who deliver countless hours of treatment, rehabilitation and re-homing programs for their animals.

Central Coast Animal Care Facility manager, Dee Walton, said the organisation was overwhelmed with the support shown by the community and was delighted to have been April’s winning recipient. 

“We’re delighted to have been recognised by Greater Bank and so many others in the community for the work we do,” Dee said.

Greater Bank’s Central Coast Regional Sales Manager, Josh Swetnam, said it was wonderful to see the #GreaterCentralCoast program support an organisation that is not only looking after the animals, but creating opportunities for them to live and enjoy happy lives with dedicated, caring owners.

“Seeing our funding go to an organisation that cares for each animal as their own, before guiding them on the path to a more enjoyable life is exactly why #GreaterCentralCoast community funding is so rewarding,” Josh said.

The staff and volunteers give up so much of their time to ensure each animal is given the best possible chance to make the most of their lives. There are many pet-owners and families throughout the Central Coast who have benefited greatly from their dedication with hundreds of happy and howling hounds now enjoying their second lease of life because of the organisation's care and effort,” Josh said.

“There are many Greater Bank customers who are pet-owners and animal lovers too, and we can’t wait to see many more happy faces down at the local dog parks over the months and years to come.”

Josh Swetnam, Greater Bank Regional Manager

The #GreaterCentralCoast program continues in May with Australian Seabird Rescue Central Coast, Central Coast Teddy Bear Picnic supporting Bear Cottage and Central Coast Community Women’s Health Centre being nominated for funding.

The public can cast their vote online at or by visiting a Greater Bank branch. Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday, 26 May 2021. 

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